Kids Digital Cameras

Polaroid iZone


Kids digital cameras make perfect gifts. They're great for emailingpictures to friends and family and putting up some shots on a website.

One of the best parts of kids digital cameras is not having to spendyour money developing film! Choose the best shots and delete the rest.

This makes them great for taking on day trips, vacations and for playingwith around the house.

Kids digital cameras typically have funky colors and look kinda coolbut after doing some digging I found there's some things you shouldbe aware of before you buy any kids digital cameras.




Things To Watch For...

1. Expandable Memory

This is important. If the kids digital camera doesn't have expandablememory you'll be limited to taking 15 or so pictures at a time (dependingon the camera). If your kids go on a day trip or weekend adventuresomewhere they may run out of room half way through! Not fun!

Look for the term 'expandable memory' or 'memory card' in the featureslist.

2. A Flash

This will help with taking indoor shots. With no flash your indoorpics will come out looking pretty dark.

3. A USB Connection

Look for a USB connection instead of a serial connection. Serialconnections can be very slow when you start downloading the images toyour computer. This can be rather painful if you have over 20 picturesor so.

4. Megapixels

If the kids digital camera has less than one megapixel expect to seesome blurriness in the images....and they won't look very good printedout or developed at a photo shop. Remember to watch out for megapixels.





Let's take a look at a couple of Kids Digital Cameras...

I was surprised to learn that there aren't that many kids digital camerasavailable today...there were more a year ago. There's really only two verypopular kids digital cameras:



1. Polaroid iZone

Polaroid iZone


This kids digital camara is really two cameras in one. When you turnit one way it's an instant camera, printing out your pictures on postagesize paper. If you flip it around it's a digital camera that can storeabout 15 images. With 0.3 megapixels you can expect some fuzziness inthe pictures but it's definitely got a cool factor that's perfect for ayoung budding photographer.



2. JamCam by KBGear

JamCam




JamCam is a very popular kids digital camera but the company -KBGear - seems to have gone out of business. You can still find theseselling on eBay and many online stores....but I'd stay away. You won'tfind any software updates so it'll be difficult to use with newercomputers.

If you do a little searching on the Internet you'll find tons of peoplehaving trouble making it work with Windows XP.

Samsung offers a translucent blue kids digital cameras but mostretailers have stopped carrying them....not sure why, it's still onSamsung's website. I've found most online stores will now point you totheir beginner cameras when you do a search for kids digital cameras.





Some thoughts on Kids Digital Cameras...

To be happy with kids digital cameras you should be comfortable withknowing that the quality of the pictures can be pretty bad.

You're going to get some fuzziness because most have 0.3 megapixels.If you're not too worried about this these cameras can still be fun...and the pictures will be okay for email and personal websites.

However, I'd recommend another approach. When looking for kids digitalcameras you may want to check out beginner digital cameras instead. Theycan be pretty funky looking so kids will like them and they range from $30to $100.

Take a look at this beginner Sipix Digital Camera, it's pretty cool...


Sipix Blink II

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Beginner digital cameras can be perfectly suited for kids. They'lltypically have:

1. Expandable memory, so your kids won't have to worry about running outof space. Double check this to be sure.

2. A flash for indoor shots.

3. USB connections for your computer instead of a serial one - for fasterpicture transfers.

4. Offer a choice of 0.3 to 1 megapixel.

5. Have additional features like 'movie mode' to record short digitalmovies (check to make sure it has audio).

And best of all they're pretty inexpensive ($30 - $100) so if it breaksafter your kids run it over with their bike you can replace it withoutbreaking the bank!! Beginner models may offer you the most bangfor your buck when looking for kids digital cameras.

If you'd like more information about these types of digital camerascheck out the Cheap Digital Cameras page on this site.






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